Lee Dietterich

Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Environmental Laboratory
Visiting Scientist, River Basin Center


PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
BA, Harvard University, 2010

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

2016, Teaching Certificate, University of Pennsylvania Center for Teaching and Learning
2016, Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students, University of Pennsylvania
2015, Field Research Award, University of Pennsylvania Department of Biology
2014, Biology Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Pennsylvania Department of Biology
2014, First Prize, Society for Ecological Restoration Mid-Atlantic States Section Poster Contest

Selected Publications

Dietterich LH, Karpman J, Neupane A, Ciochina M, and Cusack DF. 2021. Carbon content of soil fractions varies with season, rainfall, and soil fertility across a lowland tropical moist forest gradient. Biogeochemistry https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-021-00836-1.

Dietterich LH, Li A, Garvey S, and Casper BB. 2019. Aboveground competition and herbivory overpower plant-soil feedback contributions to succession in a remediated grassland. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00459.

Dietterich LH, Gonneau C, and Casper BB. 2017. Arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization has little consequence for plant heavy metal uptake in contaminated field soils. Ecological Applications doi:10.1002/eap.1573.

Dietterich LH and Casper BB. 2016. Initial soil amendments still affect plant community composition after nine years of succession on a heavy metal contaminated mountainside. Restoration Ecology doi:10.1111/rec.12423.

Dietterich LH, Zanobetti A, Kloog I, Huybers P, Leakey ADB, Bloom A, Carlisle E, Fitzgerald G, Hasegawa T, Holbrook NM, Nelson RL, Ottman MJ, Raboy V, Sakai H, Sartor KA, Schwartz J, Seneweera S, Norton R, Fernando N, Usui Y, Yoshinaga S, and Myers SS. 2015. Impacts of elevated atmospheric CO2 on nutrient content of important food crops. Scientific Data 2:150036 doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.36.